Edna Kieselhorst, 94
(June 26) COZAD - Edna Kieselhorst, 94, died Monday, June 25, 2001, at Cozad Hospital. She was born Nov. 28, 1906 near Alma. Her parents were Edward and Nancy (Sturman) Martin.
She attended school in Arthur County. She was married to W.L.Hayward and they lived in Hyannis and Bridgeport. She later married Edward Kieselhorst. They lived at Sidney where she worked at the Ordinance Depot. Following his death in 1985, she moved to Alliance where she lived for 15 years, then to Lexington. She is survived by one son Bill Hayward of Cozad; and one granddaughter. She also is survived by one sister, Harriet Wilson of Arthur; and one brother, Floyd Martin of Harrah, Okla. A memorial has been established in her memory.
Mrs. Kieselhorst's funeral will be at 3 p.m., Thursday, June 28, at the Berryman Funeral Home Chapel at Cozad, with Rev. Dan Cosson of Grace Lutheran Church of Lexington officiating. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m., Friday, June 29, at Greenwood Cemetery at Sidney. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, June 27, at the Berryman Funeral Home at Cozad.
Ruth M. Matejka, 83
(June 26) ALLIANCE - Ruth M. Matejka, 83, died Monday, June 24, 2002, at Hemingford Community Care Center. She was born April 29, 1919, at Alliance to Lewis and Letha (Watson) Munger.
On May 9, 1948, she was married to Paul H. Matejka at Alliance. She was a member of the United Methodist Church, United Transportation Union Auxiliary and the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 7. Her survivors include her husband, Paul; sons Paul Jr. and Susan Matejka of Colorado Springs, Colo., and John Matejka of Alliance; daughters Merrily and Jim DeBusk of Alliance, Susan and Neil Kloppenborg of Franklin, and Jane Matejka of Denver, Colo.; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. He also is survived by sisters Roberta Roy and Mildred (Paul) Kosmicki of Alliance; and sister-in-law Irene Munger of Alliance. She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers Ralph and Fred Munger.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m., Thursday, June 27, at the United Methodist Church with Revs. Mark Schutt, Craig Collins and Neil Kloppenborg officiating. Burial will be in the Alliance Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the United Methodist Church Hand Bell Choir or Elevator Fund, the Hemingford Community Care Center or Prairie Haven Hospice. Bates-Gould Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Larry D. Bolek, 68
(June 26) CRAIG, Colo. - Larry D. Bolek, 68, died June 2, 2002, at Steamboat Springs, Colo. He was born June 7, 1933, at Rushville, to Joseph and Edna (Cronan) Bolek.
He was raised in the Sandhills south of Rushville and served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He is survived by his wife, Nguyen; sons Alan and Rocky; and daughters Trudy and Renee. He also is survived by his father, Joseph Bolek of Alliance; five brothers, Richard, Lynn, Joe, Jerry and Gary; and two sisters Judy and Pat. He was preceded in death by his mother, Edna; and two brothers Dwayne and Melvin.
J.J. 'Jim' Roebuck, 83
(June 27) MINATARE - Jesse James "Jim" Roebuck, 73, died Monday, June 25, 2001, in Denver. He was born May 16, 1928 in Alliance. His parents were Jake E. and Esther Ethel (King) Roebuck.
He served in the U.S. Army in World War II. He married Darlene Cantley-Sutton in 1954. He later married Jean Schoal in 1989. Survivors include his wife; two sons, Rick Roebuck of Alliance and Arnold Roebuck of Wichita Falls, Texas; three daughters,Sheila Roebuck Wilcox of Alliance, Sue Roth of Minden, and Donna Boutwell of Grovetown, Ga.; 11 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. He also is survived by four brothers, Morris Roebuck of Alliance, Virgil Roebuck of Bridgeport, Bob Roebuck of Bayard and Tom Roebuck of Minatare; and five sisters, Claudia Thompson and Rosella Langmacher of Alliance, Nilla Snell and Sadie Lehmkuller of Ft. Collinc, Colo., and JoAnn Adamy of Anchorage, Alaska.
Mr. Roebuck's memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, June 28, at Calvary Assembly of God, with Pastor Mike Schaaf officiating.
Fern G. Morrow, 105
(June 27) ALLIANCE - Fern G. Morrow105, died Monday, June 25, 2001, at Good Samaritan Health Care Center. She was born May 22, 1896. There will be no services at her request. Bates-Gould Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Shirley Jo Humphrey, 66
(June 27) CHADRON - Shirley Jo Humphrey, 66, died Monday, June 25, 2001 at her home in Chadron. She was born May 19, 1935, at Edgewood, Texas. Her parents were Delmer and Rosa Mae (Mings) Mosley.
She graduated from Technical High School at Fort Worth, Texas in 1953. She was married to Harvey John Humphrey at Carswell Air Force Base Nov. 20, 1954. She worked in the clerical field, business and academic, and lived in Texas, South Carolina, Virginia, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Michigan, Turkey and Germany. Her husband retired from Civil Service in 1995 and the couple moved to Greeley, Colo. They moved to Chadron in 1999.
She is survived by two sons, John Humphrey of Chadron and Edmund Humphrey of San Antonio, Texas; and four grandchildren. She also is survived by three sisters, Wanda Karr, Glenda Raker and Loretta Monk, all of Ft. Worth, Texas.
Services will be held at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery at San Antonio, July 5. A memorial has been established to the Chadron Girls Softball Association or Chadron Hospice Care Center. Donations may be sent to Chamberlain Chapel, P.O. Box 970, Chadron, NE 69337-0970.
John Emmett, Sr., 73
(June 27) CHADRON - John William Emmett, Sr., 73, of Chadron, died Monday, June 25, 2001, at Powell, Wyo. Je was born july 18, 1927, on a ranch in Park County, Wyo. His parents were Warren and Nellie (McLemore) Emmett.
He was a member opf Immanuel Lutheran Church at Chadron. He is survived by his wife, Carol Emmett of Chadron; one son, John Emmett, Jr. of Aberdeen, S.D.; one daughter, Linda Nitsch of Chadron; ten grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. He also is survived by four brothers, Ned Emmett of Tacoma, Wash., Clarence Emmett of Deaver, Wyo., Charles Emmett of Glendive, Mont., and Jerry Emmett of Billings, Mont.; and one sister, Betty Todd of Cody, Wyo.
Mr. Emmett's funeral will be at 10 a.m., Saturday, June 30, at Chamberlain Chapel at Chadron, with Rev. Rod Smith officiating. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery at Chadron. Memorials have been established for the Chadron Community Dialysis Clinic and Multiple Sclerosis. Donations may be sent to First National Bank North Platte (Chadron Branch), or Chamberlain Chapel, P. O. Box 970, Chadron, NE 69337-0970.
Tilden D. White Face, 57
(June 27) ALLIANCE - Tilden D. White Face, 57, died Wednesday, June 26, 2002, at Norfolk, Neb. He was born Sept. 15, 1944, at Potato Creek, S.D., to Hobert White Face and Esther Black Bear.
He married Angelina Lone Wolf Jan. 30, 1987, at Gering, Neb. He is survived by his wife Angelina White Face of Norfolk; daughters and sons-in-law, Shirley and Schuyler Dawn of Alliance, Annette and Cecilio Moreno of Norfolk, and Naomi and Arnulfo Rocha of Dennison, Iowa; daughter, Donna Alvarado of Norfolk; son and daughter-in-law, Ivyl and Kim Flood of Mesa, Ariz,; sons, Larry Flood of Mesa, Ariz., George Flood of Pierce, Neb., and Richard Flood of Norfolk, Neb.; brother, Darrell White Crane, and sisters, Wilma Red Nest and Evelyn Brave Hawk, all of Alliance; 22 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be Saturday, June 29, 2002, at 10 a.m. at the Indian Mission-Church of God. Reverend Don Mink officiating. Burial will be in Alliance Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the church or the donor's choice. Bates-Gould Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Thomas Turnbull, Jr., 70
(June 28) CHADRON - Thomas D. Turnbull, 70, died Nov. 20, 2000, at Ft. Myers, Fla. He was born Feb. 16, 1930, at Washington, D.C.
He served in the U.S. navy. He married Lillian Fenton. She died in 1983. In 1971, the couple moved to Chadron where he was employed as a teacher at the Job corps for 12 years. In 1983, he moved to Florida to be closer to family members. He is survived by two daughters, Robin Eitler of Alliance and Barb Glenn from Alabama; five sons, John Turnbull of Lincoln, Billy Turnbull of Ft. Myers, Fla., Roy Boswell from Virginia, Ronald Boswell from Maryland, and Tom Turnbull III from Alabama; 17 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. He also is survived by three sisters, Betty Purner and Joyce Spencer from Florida, Barb Reeves of Cleveland, Ohio.
Mr. Turnbull's graveside service for family and friends will be at 1 p.m., Tuesday, July 3, at Greenwood Cemetery in Chadron. Chamberlain Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Otis Rager, 96
(June 28) GORDON - Otis Rager, 96, of Gordon, died Tuesday, June 26, 2001, at the Gordon Memorial Hospital. He was born July 4, 1904 at Greenwood. His parents were Otis H. and Anna (Kyles) Rager.
He married Gertie may Burke Feb. 26, 1929. She preceded him in death. He farmed and ranched in the Gordon vicinity for many years. He was a member of the United Methodist Church at Gordon, and promoted the Nebraska Farm Bureau in Sheridan County. He is survived by one daughter, Clarice Goranson of Gordon; one son, Clark Rager of Gordon; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Mr. Rager's funeral will be at 10 a.m., Friday, June 29, at the United Methodist Church at Gordon, with Rev. Nita Gelling-Cloran officiating. Burial will be in the Gordon Cemetery. A memorial has been established for the united Methodist Church, P. O. Box 494, Gordon, NE 69343-0434. Cicmanec-Pier Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
Leo Picket Pin, 66
(June 28) ALLIANCE - Leo Picket Pin, 66, died Wednesday, June 27, 2001 at Box Butte General Hospital. He was born August 29, 1934, at Rosebud, S. D. to David and Hilda (White Wash) Picket Pin.
He was a member of the Indian Mission-Church of God. He is survived by his two brothers, Isaac Picket Pin of Williams, Calif., and David Picket Pin, Jr. of Alliance; five sisters, Leona Dubray of Rapid City, S. D., Diana Dubray, Charlene Littlehoop, Elaine Picket Pin, and Elizabeth Hernandez, all of Alliance. He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m., Friday, June 29, at the Indian Mission-Church of God, with Reverend Don Mink and Linda Abold officiating. Burial will be in the Alliance Cemetery. Bates-Gould Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Ruth Dempsey, 92
(June 29) ALLIANCE - Ruth Dempsey, 92, a longtime resident of Alliance, died June 9 at Yucca Valley, Calif.
Mrs. Dempsey's memorial will be at 10 a.m., Saturday, July 7, at First Presbyterian Church in Alliance. Memorials have been established to First Presbyterian Church, Friends of the Library, or a charity of the donor's choice.
Lillian Bauer, 83
(June 29) ALLIANCE - Lillian May Henderson Bauer, 83, died Wednesday, June 26, 2002, at Highland Park Care Center. She was born April 13, 1919, in Rosholt, S.D., to John Quincy and Nellie Belle (Briggs) Henderson.
She was 2 years old when they came to Nebraska in a covered wagon. She married Earl Oren Bauer of Alliance on Feb. 14, 1938, and they lived near Antioch. She is survived by three children, Betty and Theo Bedient of Hemingford, Neb., Marvin and Shara Bauer of 320 N. Harrington, Ainsworth, NE 69210, and Kathy and Phil Ward of 3600 NW 126th St., Lincoln, NE 68524. She was an avid reader and loving grandmother and great-grandmother to seven grandchildren, Kimberly Kay and Clifford R. Payne, Brenda and Jerry Nunes, Roger and Suzanne Bedient, Matt and Denise Bauer of Alliance, Rodney and Heather Bauer of Lincoln, Neb., Kenneth and Jennifer Ward of Pearland, Texas, 13 great-grandchildren, Erica Lynn Payne, Zachary Randall Payne, Melissa Kay Nunes, Jayme Rae Nunes, Katelyn Rose Nunes, A.J. Bedient, Kaycee Bedient and Cherity Bedient of Alliance, Nathan Kevin Bauer of Ainsworth, Whisper and Cole Connor of Alliance and Michaela Bauer of Lincoln. She also is survived by her sister, Norma Prall of Alliance, sisters-in-law, Eileen Bauer and Emily Messersmith and husband Bob of Alliance, nephews, Charles and Vicky Henderson of Tracy, CA, Don and Carolyn Henderson, Bob and Darla Henderson, Steve and Lynn Messersmith, Larry and Deb Bauer of Alliance, nieces, Carol Wilson of Livermore, Calif., Lois and Don Porter of Colorado, Linda and Dewayne Schick of Grand Island, NE, Carol and Bob Eilts of Lincoln, and Evelyn Jade Phillips of Beaver City, Neb. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Earl, brothers, Herb, Howard, Gerald, Johnny and Norman, sister Thelma, brother-in-law, Wilber (Bill) Prall, grandson, James Bedient, granddaughter Mary-Lynn Bauer, granddaughter-in-heart, Cheralee Hickman. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Box Butte General Hospital Auxiliary, Country Music Association.
Funeral services will be Tuesday, July 2, 2002, at 10 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church with the Reverend Mark Schutt officiating. Burial will be in the Alliance Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the Alliance City Schools Accelerated Reading Program and sent in care of Betty Bedient, 261 CR 70, Hemingford, NE 69348. Bates-Gould Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Larry E. Hawthorne, 74
(June 29) BRIDGEPORT - Larry E. Hawthorne, 74, of Bridgeport, Neb., died Saturday, June 22, 2002, at Heritage Health Care in Bridgeport. He was born March 20, 1928, to Nesbert and Anna (Sundermier) Hawthorne in Doniphan, Neb.
He graduated from Dunning High School in 1947. He married to Wilma Crone on Jan. 30, 1947, in Dunning. He worked for the CB&Q Railroad starting during summer vacations while he was in high school. He continued with the railroad until retiring from the BN in the early 80s. While working for the railroad, he lived in Dunning; Alliance; Casper, Wyo.; and Bridgeport. He is survived by his children; Gale Hawthorne of Littleton, Colo.; Clay and Donna Hawthorne of Casper, Wyo.; and Bev and Lynn Berry of Alliance; his grandchildren, Shauna and Randy Abbott of Gering; Denise and Matt Bauer of Alliance; and Nick Hawthorne of Casper, Wyo.; great grandchildren; Whisper and Cole Connor of Alliance and Austin and Dontae Abbott of Gering. He is also survived by four brothers-in-law and six sisters-in-law and their families. He had 53 nieces and nephews along with many other friends and relatives. He was preceded in death by his wife, Wilma, his parents and his one sister, Javene Collier.
Mr. Hawthorne's memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Monday, July 1, at Bridgeport Memorial Chapel. Memorials may be made to Prairie Haven Hospice, Bridgeport Fire and Rescue, or the Bridgeport Eagles.